Legends of Quetzalcoatl
and Ties to the Book of Mormon
Although Quetzalcoatl's origin is clouded in obscurity, the legends, the few pre-Columbian writings extant today, and the early post-Conquest writings contain an abundance of material on this ancient and revered god. These accounts are contradictory and vary widely both on the god's attributes and the details of how he was worshiped, undoubtedly due to a millennium of digressions from the original concept from the end of the Book of Mormon to the time of the Conquest. However, through all this maze, we find that the Mesoamericans consistently endow Quetzalcoatl with many Christlike attributes, some of which are listed below:
--Quetzalcoatl was the creator of life. 
--Quetzalcoatl taught virtue. 
--Quetzalcoatl was the greatest Lord of all. 
--Quetzalcoatl had a "long beard and the features of a white man." 
--The Mesoamericans believed Quetzalcoatl would return.